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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Terry McAuliffe is telling people he’s seriously considering a second run for governor. – Politico• A federal lawsuit targeting West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’ coal mining companies seeks to recover $4 million in unpaid penalties for safety violations, including $646,000 from...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities is being sued by a former disabled employee alleging discrimination. – Richmond Times-Dispatch• A North Carolina man dressed as a Union soldier spent hours standing in front of the Confederate statue in...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from around Virginia.• Leaders in Virginia Beach got a preview of the at least $1.13 billion in infrastructure improvements the city would need to make to protect 45,000 homes from sea level rise. Proposals include a system of high-tech flood gates, expanded seawalls...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Donald Trump’s fixer/lawyer says he successfully helped Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. keep racy photos under wraps ahead of Falwell’s endorsement of Trump. “I actually have one of the photos,” Michael Cohen said. “It’s terrible.” – Reuters• A...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• One of ex-Congressman Scott Taylor’s campaign staffers was indicted for submitting forged signatures in a bid to get a third-party candidate on the ballot in hopes of siphoning off votes from his opponent, U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria. While Taylor...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• In the fight over marijuana cases in Norfolk, the State Supreme Court sided with local judges, who had refused to go along with Commonwealth Attorney Greg Underwood’s new policy to dismiss all misdemeanor possession charges. – The Virginian-Pilot• To win...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.A $100,000 information campaign is aimed at getting more people to sign up for flood insurance in Hampton Roads, where sea-level rise poses the biggest threat and the number of people carrying flood insurance has fallen 5 percent...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Citing reconciliation, Gov. Ralph Northam kept up a string of recent vetoes by shooting down bipartisan bills establishing minimum sentences for certain offenses. — Richmond Times-Dispatch• Roanoke renamed the city's courthouse for civil rights legal titan Oliver Hill, who spent...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Hundreds of Virginia Tech students participated in a walkout that took aim at the university's Title IX office and its handling of sexual assault cases. — The Roanoke Times• Environmental groups are pressuring Gov. Ralph Northam to veto budget...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A member of a white supremacist group pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to riot at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and at other demonstrations in California. — The Associated Press•  A Charlottesville judge has ruled that two downtown statues...